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Jade

Mineral

Jade is an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties, though it appears naturally in other colors as well, notably yellow and white. Jade can refer to either of two different silicate minerals: nephrite (a silicate of calcium in the amphibole (a silicate of sodium group of minerals).

Jade is featured prominently in East Asian , South Asian and Southeast Asian art, but also has an important place in many other cultures.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6
7

Density ( specific gravity )

1.6

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic